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“A Thank You”


About two years ago I came to the MM page asking for help for my ssister who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 51. We were at a loss as to where to go, who to turn to. You ladies responded over and over again with one name Amy Firestone Recco.


“Thanks for being you…”


Dear Amy,

You are an amazing person & friend.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Love you — Noreen, Claudia, Christine & Denis

“Thank you so much…”


To Everyone at Friends for Life Homecare,

Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. It was very thoughtful of you to send during this most difficult time. I also want to thank all of you for always being so helpful, client and kind in finding me help with my mom. It was much appreciated.

— Lauren x

“Many, many thanks to you…”


Dear Amy,

Many, many thanks to you and your staff for coming over to visit me after my surgery and for bringing wonderful food for us to share. Your smile lights up any room and your generosity and caring ways light up our community. We are so fortunate to have you and Friends for Life Homecare in our neighborhood. xo Teri

We all love you & Friends for Life Homecare.

— Teri, Nan & Michele

“I just want to thank you again…”


Dear Amy & Staff,

I just want to thank you again for your wonderful presentation at our AARP meeting on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. There was lots of positive feedback and I do hope you will get some clients from the audience. There really is so much to learn and legally it gets confusing, but you made me aware of things we need to do for the future – so thank you!

And a very special thank you for all the delicious deserts you brought us, they were fantastic – you spoiled everyone & I’m sure they will have a let down next month with our simple pastries, oh well! We’ll hope to see you again in the future.

— Sincerely – Joan, Jacqueline, Pres.

“What a great pick-me-up”

Dear Amy & Friends,

What a great pick-me-up. Thanks so much for the post card. It was great to see all those smiling faces. (The cruise must have a covid exclusion). Sign me up.

— Love ya, Carole x From McKenna

“You gave me the help and I needed to care for my Mom…”

Dear Amy,

Just want to thank you for all your help and support these past months. I lost my best friend, but she is now pain free and at peace. You helped this hard situation easier and gave me the help I needed to care for my Mom. Thank you.

— Love, Sharon Regan

“I wanted to write to say how wonderful all the aides have been.”

Dear Mike Recco at Friends For Life,
I wanted to write to say how wonderful all the aides have been. Pamella and Georgina have taken such good care of me during the last two months. I’ve been slowly getting better thanks to them.

“They are keeping me alive!!”

— Victor Suspenski

“You all go out of your way to help the seniors and bring extra life and joy to them and me!”

Dear Amy, Nicole & Lara,
We had a nice time at your party! Thank you so much for having us. I am the one who should be thanking each of you, not the other way around! You all go out of your way to help the seniors and bring extra life and joy to them and me! Our members and myself are so blessed to have each of you in our lives. You are all such special and caring ladies. I pray the kindness you give to others comes back to each of you. Love love you all. Our prayers and best wishes for good health and much happiness in the New Year!

With love,

— Joanne & Mary Glen

“We are so grateful for your support.”

Dear Michael & Amy,

On behalf of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) and those we represent, we would like to thank you for sponsoring our Bingo event on 5/14/20 with the donation of a $100 Visa gift card. It was such a great idea and created much excitement! We are so grateful for your support.

“You all go out of your way to help the seniors and bring extra life and joy to them and me!”

Hi Amy,
Just want to personally thank you for all you do for the McKenna Senior citizens. Your caring and treating us is greatly appreciated by all of us. When we see you come in we never know what goodies you [will] bring us. The best one was the Valentine’s Day with the teddy bear love, it sits on my walker and goes wherever I go. My son said what’s this with the teddy bear on your walker? I said he’s my new friend. He lives with me and I told him when I am in need as I get older, call Amy. Thank you so much for taking time out to visit us.

— Vivian LaSerra

PS. I came to your seminar [and] won the gift certificate for Bacara. Excellent food.

“I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through this without Antionette’s help.”

About one year ago, I had the good fortune of being referred by a friend to Friends for Life Homecare in order to find a caregiver and companion to take care of my aging father. I called and spoke to Amy. She did a quick but thorough intake with me over the phone and then within a very short time, called me back to recommend the placement of the one of their staff, a wonderful woman named Antoinette. While it wasn’t easy getting my father to adjust to having a “stranger” in his home, he took to Antoinette very quickly and suddenly dropped all of his resistance, and just enjoyed having someone there to talk to and attend to him. For almost a year, Antionette came to see my father every week day, made him breakfast and lunch, went shopping for him, did light cleaning around the house, and helped him with home projects and tasks. Over time, my fathers condition deteriorated and unfortunately, he eventually succumbed to his illness. Thankfully, during this most difficult time in my life, I had Antionette to rely upon and be there with me and my father, and to make him as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. She was very quick to adapt to my fathers changing needs and readily volunteered to help watch my father in shifts. At this point, I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through this without Antionette’s help. Mike and Amanda were also great to work with and were always very responsive to my questions and needs along the way. Based upon my experience with them, I have no hesitation in recommending Antionette and Friends for Life Homecare.

— Kathy R.

“The individuals I met from Friends for Life Homecare are true professionals and I would strongly recommend their agency to anyone in need of private care. “

My mother has been using a caregiver from Friends for Life Homecare for more than six months as a live-in and her condition has dramatically improved from before. After researching several agencies, I was decided on Friends for life Homecare, as their agency allowed me to interview multiple aides. They also provided recommendation on local activities for my mom. The individuals I met from Friends for Life Homecare are true professionals and I would strongly recommend their agency to anyone in need of private care.

— Jennifer G.

“Pauline entered our home under dire circumstances and gifted us with a sense of stability, security and peace of mind. “


Dear Michael and Amy,
It is with regret and sadness that I write this letter. We will be ending our service with Friends for Life as of Monday, January 28th, as we are moving to Medicaid. During a period of some four months we were privileged to have the services of one Pauline. Pauline entered our home under dire circumstances and gifted us with a sense of stability, security and peace of mind. Not only did she care for my mom who suffers from dementia, but she help the rest of the family cope with the many ups and downs of this devastating illness, educating us along the way.

Pauline is a true professional but most of all, she is a kind, caring and compassionate soul. She maintained our household and tended to my mom with ease and a sense of purpose. She will so be missed. I thank you for your service to our family in our time of need. I have recommended Friends for Life to numerous friends who are in need of home care. It is nice to know we always have a place to turn to in our time of need. Thank you for all your help.


—Marie F.

“You’re always doing something special for people.”


Dear Amy & Staff,
Wow. What a great surprise. You’re always doing something special for people. Very glad to be home and looking forward to getting back to the living. It’s been quite an experience at the nursing home. Thank you so very much for the cookies and strawberries.

Hope to see you soon.


“Thank you for always thinking of us.”


Dear Amy & Staff,
Once again, you have gone on and above to make the seniors happy. Thank you so much for the brunch and flowers. It was very pleasurable day for all. Thank you for always thinking of us.


—McKenna Seniors

“I could not thank you enough for all you have done to ensure my father has the best care possible.”


Dear Michael,
I could not thank you enough for all you have done to ensure my father has the best care possible. Your office staff and aides have made this process much easier and I could not tell you how grateful we are.

—Alice Weber

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This small sampling of the positive reviews we receive is a testimonial to our devotion and commitment to delivering a world-class home care experience. Learn more about what we can offer you and your loved one by contacting us today!

Shirley Lynch

I first encountered Friends for Life during a very stressful time when I was in need of help for both of my parents. I contacted Amy Recco through a referral from a friend. She was reassuring, understanding and extremely responsive. Amy’s team was at my parent’s house the next day to assess what my mom needed. We had a companion come to help right away- and she was wonderful!! Friends for Life has been a blessing!

Thank you again!

Maria C.

Amy and Team,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Friends for Life for coming to our rescue. My dad was ill and it was just too much for me to handle alone. Thanks to your agency, it became more manageable and I’m able to go back to work again. I would be lost without you all. I will always recommend Friends for Life.

The Family of John and Frances Smith

Dear Friends for Life,

We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and care your staff has shown our parents over the past few months. Thank you so much for planning and setting-up Medicaid so quickly and helping us get the care needed. We would never have been able to do any of this without you advocating for our mom and dad. We all appreciate you for finding our parents the right solution for them, so they could continue to live as indecently as possible. You will forever be in our hearts and minds with great appreciation and admiration.

Fondly, The Family of John and Frances Smith

Jackie Senn

This company has changed my life. I have been having a hard time dealing with my 96 yr old mother’s dementia. I have been asked to go to a support meeting at Friends for Life many times, but never went until last month. Amy and the girls who work with her are so friendly, happy, welcoming and it looks like they truly enjoy their jobs. It’s more like a family there. It was good to hear other people’s stories to see I am not alone. I heard Amy talk to one of the ladies about Community Medicaid and asked her what that was since I never heard of it. She explained what is was and we decided it would be a good idea for me. She set up the meetings for me and was there through it all. You can’t ask for anything more. I can’t thank her enough and her staff for easing my mind during this difficult time. I recommend them to everyone who has to take care of someone who needs help. “Friends For Life HomeCare” is the PERFECT name for this company. Thank you girls and Amy for everything!!!

Toni Monti

Friends for Life Homecare was so good to my family and I. In the beginning, I felt a little lost and my family was unsure of what to do for my mom. Upon calling Amy, I felt immediate relief. Her and her employees were there for me anytime I needed them and my mom was really happy with her caretaker as well. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for home care!

Susan Percoco

I can’t say enough about how caring and reliable Friend for life Health Care is. We were at a very difficult time finding help for my Mother. I was very sick and not able to take care of her. Friends For life came immediately to care for her and eased my mind. I am forever grateful for their loving and personal care and the wonderful aides they have working for them. I would give them a ten star rating! Sincerely, Susan P

Emma D.

Everybody in this office is so helpful. I couldn’t come to the office, so they came to my house to set everything up for my parents. The aid has been here about a week and she is so lovely! Thank God for Friends for Life because the support we received from this office is 24/7. I will definitely be recommending this agency to others in the area. THANK YOU SO MUCH FRIENDS FOR LIFE!!!!!!!

Billy Alba

Friends For Life Home Care is a community minded treasure for all that need help with senior citizens. They are extremely invested in the best care for the betterment of our community.Just the other night I attended a successful fund raiser for the Massapequa Senior Center. It was a huge success with all the proceeds going to the Senior Center.

Alexa Santiago

Friends for life is such a great, caring & friendly company I recommend them to everyone. The staff is super attentive and loving. I spoke to the front desk coordinator Kerry, she was super helpful I didn’t know where to begin in finding an aide for my grandfather but she walked through the whole way with me and was very client. Love love love friends for life!!!!!

Kerry Lamirande

Thank you so much to Amy and Michael at Friends For Life for taking care of our family. We were recommended through friends to use this private pay agency, and no other company could compare to this. They really care for our family’s needs and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. If anyone needs an aide for their family, I will be sure to recommend Friends For Life.


Without Friends for Life, I don’t know how my family would have gotten through the first two months after my mother was sent home from rehab without even the ability to get out of bed. The reassurance Amy provided in my first tear-filled phone call was heart-felt and sincere. And the home health aides have been such a blessing. The care, support, compassion and encouragement is priceless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Marissa Mascetti

I had Michael and Amy take care of my dad when he had surgery. He wasn’t really able to walk around the house or do any simple tasks for himself. The caregiver we had was so great, not only were they helpful with absolutely anything and everything we needed, but they kept my dad good company when my mom and I had to go to work during the day. I truly believe that our caregiver was a big reason why my dad had such a quick and smooth recovery. I can’t thank them enough for the constant attention and concern for my dad, always making sure we were satisfied with our care. Thankfully, we are no longer in need of their services, but I would use them again and again if I could!

Rachel La Centra

Wonderful company! Thank you again to the caregivers who stayed with my family until we were approved for Medicaid. They were wonderful, professional and caring. I have already recommended Friends for Life Homecare and Friends for Life Medicaid Consultants to another friend that has a similar situation and I will continue to do so.

Melanie Duffy

I wanted to express our thanks and deep appreciation to Amy and the entire Homecare team for taking care of my mom. My goal was to have her in her house rather than a facility and be as comfortable as possible, and Friends for life made it happen. Friends for Life Homecare touched our lives and I don’t know what I would have done without all of you. I can highly recommend Amy and Michael not only as a client but as a friend.

Kelley McDonald

Thank you for the excellent care you provided for my family. It is reassuring to know that your aides will take care of my family when I need it most. I am grateful for Friends for Life because you have made this time of need comfortable and easy.

Diana Kasper

Amy Recco and Friends for Life Homecare are a great resource! My mom insisted on living in her home and would not consider moving. We were stuck in a difficult situation having to provide daily care and support for my mom. Amy and her team have brought such wonderful caregivers and ensured constant coverage. The Friends for Life team has been extremely sensitive to my mom’s needs. They have come up with a solution that not only fits our needs, it also is within our financial limits! We now rely on Friends for Life every day.

Daniela Leone

I heard about Friends for Life through a friend of mine and saw that they had a Senior Appreciation event back in September. I attended the event with my mom and learned a ton of information and it really gave my family a lot of clarity and direction. We ended up using their caregivers and I was honestly very pleased with their service. The caregivers were genuine and compassionate towards my loved one and thats tough to find. I found a connection with friends for life employees and caregivers that truly brought relief and peace of mind. Wonderful place, wonderful people.

Melissa Kosick

Friends for Life Homecare was really there for my family and I in a time of need. Amy and her staff are extremely generous people, and I will surely recommend Friends For Life Homecare to anyone who needs someone to be there for their loved ones!

Gina V. – Massapequa, NY

I wanted to express our thanks and deep appreciation to you and the entire Friends For Life team for taking care of our family. Our goal was to have our family stay in their house rather than a facility. I discovered Friends for Life via their website. From our first conversation you were incredibly responsive and helpful. Thank you for everything!

Grace G. – Massapequa, NY

Giving a Huge shout Out to Friends For Life Homecare. I called in a total panic mode for my mom. My mom needed extra help while she was at Plainview Hospital, we all work and we all try to stay with her but we needed help. Friends For Life Homecare was recommended to my brother (thank goodness).. they actually came to the hospital to meet us and by the end of the day we had a wonderful Aide Denise with my mom and she was the best. Glad to say my mom is home and Denise is still with her everyday taking wonderful care of her. Yesterday, we met with Friends for Life Medicaid expert Michelle at their office with the owner Amy. Not only are they going to now help us get our mom on Medicaid they are also assisting us with so many programs she is entitled to. I can’t say enough how happy we are to know my mom is going to be ok. Thank you a million times! I highly recommend this caring and loving company for your parents or those who just need support.

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